This NEW conference, is designed in the light of the 2018 examinations. The revamped conference will focus on challenging areas, how to boost grades and how to meet the demands of the questions for examination success in 2019.

This NEW conference will provide students with a motivational revision day, at which they will hear presentations from leading historians and be given high quality advice, guidance and examples which will assist them in producing examination answers of the highest levels.

The conference is designed for students of all examination boards.


  • The opportunity to ask questions on the period and the examination papers to expert historians and a senior examiner
  • Excellent insight on current thinking from leading historians, which will boost the quality of exam answers
  • Reinforce and expand your knowledge and understanding of key topics within Tudor History
  • Exceptional advice on the skills required to achieve high grades in A Level History
  • Get a full set of conference notes, with examination tips and example answers
CONFERENCE DATES Manchester Thursday 14 February 2019
London Monday 04 March 2019
IN-SCHOOL You can also book this as an In-School Conference



10.25 – 10.35am: Welcome and Introduction: Keith Milne


10.35 – 11.10am: The Legacy of Henry VII on the early years of Henry VIII: Dr Jenni Hyde

Our expert historian explores this area of the specification with the students

  • Join a unique presentation on issues of continuity and change in England up to 1530
  • Review the latest insights into the stability of England in 1509, strengthening student understanding of the period
  • Examine how Henry VIII reacted to and against his father’s reign
  • Consider long term factors such as the consequences for foreign relations and the King’s Great Matter, demonstrating how to link points to a high level

11.10 – 11.20am: Question and Answer session with Jenni Hyde & Keith Milne

  • Ask questions of our Tudor expert on Henry VII and Henry VIII

11.20 – 11.50am: Workshop on effective evaluation of Historical Interpretations: Keith Milne & Jenni Hyde

  • Using example answers, examine the skills that give access to the highest marks
  • Understand what differentiates top from mid-level responses
  • Students mark work to get a deeper understanding of the exam requirements
  • Enjoy asking questions of a leading historian and examiner about analysing historical interpretations

11.50 – 12.10pm: Break

  • Submit your questions on Tudor History to our expert panel

12.10 – 12.40pm: A mid-Tudor Crisis? Anna Whitelock, Jenni Hyde & Keith Milne

  • Join in as our experts debate this contentious question
  • Gain ideas on the topic which will extend the quality of student responses
  • Review whether there was actually a ‘Mid-Tudor Crisis’ or if that is simply propaganda
  • Examine if the governments of Edward and Mary should be re-evaluated
  • Explore how far the early years of Elizabeth were a part of this ‘crisis’ too

12.40 – 1.10pm: Lunch


1.10 – 1.25pm: Ask the Experts

  • The experts answer the questions submitted by the students, with a prize for the best

1.25 – 2.10pm: How successful really were the later years of Elizabeth I? Anna Whitelock

Our leading historian and broadcaster examines this increasingly popular area of Tudor History

  • What does the latest historical research tell us: has our view of Elizabeth changed?
  • Evaluate what Elizabeth’s reign meant for the poor, foreign relations and English culture
  • Consider the economic, social and political consequences for England and how you can use that in your answers
  • Gain crucial ideas and knowledge that make student responses move to a higher level

2.10 – 2.20pm: Question and Answer session with Anna Whitelock & Keith Milne

  • Ask your questions on Elizabeth I to our Tudor expert

2.20 – 3.10pm: Workshop - The key to excellent essays: Keith Milne & Anna Whitelock

  • High quality examples and expert advice on how essay planning, structure and content leads to higher marks
  • Excellent essay practice: students improve example responses to understand what the examiners want
  • How to integrate your wider reading into revision to make exam answers stand out
  • Question a leading historian and examiner about essay writing techniques

3.10 – 3.20pm: Final Top Tips and close: Keith Milne

  • Maximising revision tools, including the specification, to get the highest marks in the exam
  • A reminder of the key lessons and advice provided during the day

Keith Milne

Keith has 25 years of teaching experience in a wide range of schools and is currently Head of History in a large and very successful department of eleven full-time teachers. In addition to lecturing part time at university, whilst studying for a PhD in European History, he has written and also advised on a number of textbooks for A Level History students. He is a highly experienced Principal Examiner and Principal Moderator for a major examination body, leading a large number of very popular online and face-to-face conferences detailing the routes to exam success for all A Level students.

Dr Anna Whitelock

Dr Anna Whitelock is a historian, author and broadcaster. She is Reader in Early Modern History and is Director of the London Centre for Public History and Heritage at Royal Holloway, University of London. Anna is regular media commentator on the Tudors, the monarchy, royal bodies, gender and politics as well as on public history and heritage.

Her publications include Tudor Queenship (Bloomsbury), Mary Tudor: England’s First Queen (Bloomsbury) and Elizabeth’s Bedfellows: An Intimate History of the Queen’s Court (Bloomsbury) which won the American PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography.

Dr Jenni Hyde

Dr Jenni Hyde is a member of the history department at Lancaster University, a Visiting Fellow at the University of Southampton and Associate Vice-President of the Historical Association.  Her 2018 monograph, ‘Singing the News: Ballads in Mid-Tudor England’ (Routledge) focusses on how news of female monarchs, Protestantism and the economy and was spread through simple songs during the period often known as the mid-Tudor crisis.

Student £25+VAT

One free teacher place for every 10 student places
Additional teachers £35+VAT
Individual teachers £80+VAT